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Why do I need a home inspection in Gilbert?

Gilbert home inspectorSearching Gilbert home inspectors? Search no further, 1st Insight Inspections is the best choice for your Gilbert home inspector. Our professional inspection services serve both home buyers and home sellers (pre-listing inspection). Our inspections include the exterior, interior, roof, attic, HVAC efficiency, plumbing leaks and drainage, and more. 1st Insight Inspections wants to be your Gilbert Home inspector. We conduct inspections in Gilbert AZ and throughout the Greater East Valley. View a sample report to see what we inspect.

Purchasing a home is the single largest expense most people ever make. The small investment in having a professional home inspection performed can save you thousands in the long run.

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Choose Your Gilbert Home Inspector Wisely 

When beginning your hunt for Gilbert home inspectors, be sure to consider their expertise level. Just because an inspector is licensed, that does not mean they are experienced. 1st Insight Inspections principal – Charles Shaughnessy has over 22 years of experience in the home inspection field. Would you rather have a specialist that is newly out of school or one that has many years of experience? Spending a few dollars extra for someone with more experience is worth it.

Are termites in Gilbert a big deal?

Termites in Arizona may be small, but they do have the ability to damage the wood structures in a home. But only if they are left undiscovered, and untreated for a very long time. There is a saying in the real estate industry – it’s not if your house will have termites, but when. Termites are very prevalent in Arizona.

My inspection report has a significant number of repair items

Should I back out of the purchase? Not necessarily. Just about any Gilbert home inspector will find items in need of repair or replacement. Some minor and some major. In residential homes, just about everything is repairable or replaceable.  Just because several major items are found doesn’t mean that the house is not for you. In many cases, the seller will agree to correct some, or most of the repairs at their cost to ensure that the sale of the home proceeds.

Testimonials from Gilbert residents

The report was clear, the defects were identified for us, the purchase of our house was easier once we knew what we were buying.” – Ben K. Rock Hill, Gilbert AZ

Charles is awesome! He took his time walking us through the house we were considering buying and showed us issues that we were not aware of. Because of the inspection report, we were able to negotiate with the sellers to make the repairs before we closed! Well worth the investment!” – Mike and Lindsey S. – City of Gilbert

1st Insight Inspections was thorough in inspecting our property. We were getting ready to sell our home in the city of Gilbert and our realtor recommended a pre-listing home inspection. We hesitated at first, but it saved us a ton of headaches once we sold our home.

The buyer’s home inspector was surprised at how our 8-year-old home was in such good condition. (because we took care of the repairs identified by 1st Insight Inspections BEFORE we listed the house) Thanks a million, Chuck!” Betsy and John Dailey. – Chandler, AZ

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Home Buyers Inspection

Your home purchase will undoubtedly be one of the largest investments of your life. At first look the home may appear to be in great condition. However, there may be a number of unobserved defects, or safety hazards. Plus there might be major household items which are near the end of their life span. Items such as the roof, water heater, air conditioner, or heater.
Home sellers are required to disclose information about their house up front in a disclosure form. However their memory may fail, or most likely, they simply do not know the deficiencies (issues) that might exist in their own home.

Home Sellers Inspection (Listing Inspection): One of the main reasons a home sale transaction can fall apart, is the inspection, or in the seller's case, lack of an inspection.
A seller's report is not meant to replace a buyer's inspection. It's purpose is to uncover defects in advance. This way the buyer's home inspection does not become a deal-breaker. Eventually your buyers are going to have a inspection. Be proactive, and know what they are going to find out ahead of time. By doing this, you can disclose these findings, or get repairs done.

Home Warranty Inspection:

You bought yourself a new home, but now your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire. The warranty was your life raft, let us inspect your home before your warranty expires. Why risk having to pay for repairs that could have been discovered with a thorough inspection? Let the builder pay to fix any found deficiencies. You certainly don't want to pay to repair or replace any of these items when you sell your house.

Brand New Constructed Home Inspection: Although a city and/or county inspector comes out and looks at a home to be sure it is built to code, they don't usually check for functionality.
With so many sub-contractors working simultaneously on a home during the build, it is easy if not commonplace to overlook things. Often inspections of brand new homes have more deficiencies than existing homes (homeowners have had the time to work the kinks out). Good builders will have no problems fixing deficiencies found by a home inspector. It is absolutely worth it to have a home inspection done on a brand new home.

Home Maintenance Inspection: 

Why wait for plumbing leaks, or roof leaks to happen. Or why waste energy from an attic, or from an HVAC issue?Most homeowners really to not pay attention to the maintenance needs of their greatest investment - their home. Let 1st Insight conduct an inspection on your home, you don't have to be selling or buying a home for an inspection. Look at this service as insurance for your home. A lack of proper maintenance, is what often leads to thousands of dollars in unexpected in expenses.

Termite Inspection:

Homes can be attacked by unseen termites and other wood-devouring insects including carpenter ants, bees, and wood beetles that often do catastrophic structural damage. So every home should be inspected by a qualified expert at least once per year. These wood destroying insect or termite inspection professionals can recommend safe and affordable ways to protect homes from future infestation. Let 1st Insight schedule your termite inspection for you, it is just $55.00 (90 Day Warranty), additional with a home inspection. Warranty is included only if no signs of termites were observed.